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John Preece
Nat'l Clonal Germplasm Rep - Tree Fruit & Nut Crops & Grapes
Research Leader

Phone: (530) 752-7009
Fax: (530) 752-5974

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
ONE SHIELDS AVENUE
DAVIS , CA 95616
Projects
Managing Genetic Resources and Associated Information of Grape, Tree Fruit, Tree Nut, and Other Specialty Crops Adapted to Mediterranean Climates
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 434303
Management of Arid Land Plant Genetic Resources and Regeneration of Accessions with Special Climatic Requirements
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 434316
Clonal Germplasm Research Phase VI
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 429743
Establishment and Genomic Characterization of a Juglans Core Collection in the National Clonal Germplasm Repository
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 433462
Evaluation of Peach NCGR Germplasm for Fruitlet Freeze Tolerance
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 433504

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Analysis of the genetic diversity and structure of cultivated and wild grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.) accessions around the Mediterranean basin and Central Asia regions. -
Clarifying the conservation status of the northern California black walnut (Juglans hindsii) using microsatellite markers -
Development of a meristem-tip culture procedure for eradication of cherry virus-a in selected cultivars of cherry -
Hoang, N.H., Rwahnih, M., Preece, J.E., Hsu, E., Sim, S., Golino, D. 2018. Development of a meristem-tip culture procedure for eradication of cherry virus-a in selected cultivars of cherr. In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology - Animals. Vol.54, S30-S31.
Register of new fruit and nut cultivars list 49 -
Fruit quality traits of ten California-grown pomegranate cultivars harvested over three months -
Orchard establishment, precocity, and eco-physiological traits of several pomegranate cultivars -
Effects of site and cultivar on consumer acceptance of pomegranate -
Discovery of viruses and virus-like pathogens in pistachio using high-throughput sequencing -
Diurnal patterns of photosynthesis and water relations for four orchard-grown pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) cultivars -
Multivariate analysis of molecular and morphological diversity in fig (Ficus carica L.) -
Aradhya, M.K., Preece, J.E., Velasco, D. 2017. Multivariate analysis of molecular and morphological diversity in fig (Ficus carica L.). International Journal of Horticultural Science. 1173:23-28. DOI: 10.17660.ActaHortric.2017.1173.4
The effect of explant cut and cytokinin type on micropropagation of fig (Ficus carica L.) ‘Brown Turkey’ -
Volo, P., Preece, J.E., Caruso, T. 2017. The effect of explant cut and cytokinin type on micropropagation of fig (Ficus carica L.) ‘Brown Turkey’. Acta Horticulturae. 1173: 227-230. DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2017.1173.39.
Genetic and ecological insights into glacial refugia of walnut (Juglans regia L.) -
Aradhya, M.K., Ibrahimov, Z., Toktoraliev, B., Maghradze, D., Musayev, M., Bobokashvili, Z., Velasco, D., Preece, J.E. 2017. Genetic and ecological insights into glacial refugia of walnut (Juglans regia L.). PLoS One. 12(10): e0185974.
Synthesis of descriptive sensory attributes and hedonic rankings of dried persimmon (Diospyros kaki sp.) -
Milczarek, R.R., Woods, R., Lafond, S.I., Breksa Iii, A.P., Preece, J.E., Smith, J., Sedej, I., Olsen, C.W., Vilches, A.M. 2017. Synthesis of descriptive sensory attributes and hedonic rankings of dried persimmon (Diospyros kaki sp.). Food Science and Nutrition. DOI 10.1002/fsn3.537.
Phenotypic variation among trees in a population of a Pistacia atlantica X P. integerrima cross sold as UCB-1 rootstock for grafting P. vera (pistachio) cultivars -
Phenotypic diversity among peach and nectarine (Prunus persica L.) fruit in the national prunus collection at the USDA-ARS, National Clonal Germplasm Repository (NCGR) -
Rooting and vegetative growth of hardwood cuttings of 12 pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) cultivars -
Chater, J.M., Merhaut, D.J., Preece, J.E., Eugene, B.K. 2017. Rooting and vegetative growth of hardwood cuttings of 12 pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) cultivars. Scientia Horticulturae. 221:68-72.
2017 Update of the field evaluation of new and underutilized fig cultivars for fresh and dried markets -
Preece, J.E., Ferguson, L., Crisosto, C., Aradhya, M.K., Norton, M., Gordon, P., Garrison, H.G. 2017. 2017 Update of the field evaluation of new and underutilized fig cultivars for fresh and dried markets. Meeting Proceedings. Tab 3:1-4.
Predictive model for consumer preference of a dried, chip-style persimmon product -
Woods, R., Lafond, S.I., Smith, J.L., Milczarek, R.R., Preece, J.E., Breksa Iii, A.P. 2017. Predictive model for consumer preference of a dried, chip-style persimmon product. Annual Meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists. Session P05 Poster Session.
Texture attributes of a persimmon (Diospyros kaki) chip-style product -
Olsen, C.W., Woods, R., Sedej, I., Smith, J.L., Milczarek, R.R., Preece, J.E., Breksa Iii, A.P. 2017. Texture attributes of a persimmon (Diospyros kaki) chip-style product. Annual Meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists. Session P05.
Developing the california fresh fig industry -
Crisosto, C.H., Ferguson, L., Preece, J.E., Michailides, T.J., Haug, M.T., Lopez Corrales, M., Crisosto, G.M. 2017. Developing the california fresh fig industry. Acta Horticulturae. 1173:285-292. DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2017.1173.49
Sugar and organic acid content of astringent, non-astringent, and pollination variant persimmons (abstract) -
Vilches, A.M., Sedej, I., Olsen, C.W., Smith, J.L., Woods, R., Preece, J.E., Milczarek, R.R., Breksa Iii, A.P. 2017. Sugar and organic acid content of astringent, non-astringent, and pollination variant persimmons [abstract].
Characterization of the organoleptic properties, vitamin C levels and anti-oxidant contents of Californian grown persimmons (abstract) -
Sedej, I., Vilches, A.M., Olsen, C.W., Smith, J.L., Woods, R., Preece, J.E., Milczarek, R.R., Breksa Iii, A.P. 2017. Characterization of the organoleptic properties, vitamin C levels and anti-oxidant contents of Californian grown persimmons [abstract].
Phenotype profiling and multivariate statistical analysis of Spur-pruning type Grapevine in National Clonal Germplasm Repository (NCGR, Davis) -
Pomegranate: the grainy apple -
Preece, J.E., Moersfelder, J.W. 2016. Pomegranate: the grainy apple. Journal of American Pomological Society. 70(4):187-193.
Pomegranate production and marketing -
Preece, J.E. 2016. Pomegranate production and marketing. Journal of American Pomological Society. 70(4):214-215.
Reducing astringency in persimmons through processing, an approach for increasing marketability (abstract) -
Sedej, I., Woods, R., Vilches, A.M., Olsen, C.W., Preece, J.E., Milczarek, R.R., Breksa III, A.P. 2016. Reducing astringency in persimmons through processing, an approach for increasing marketability (abstract). American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition - Philadelphia, PA - August 21-25, 2016.
Consumer evaluation of persimmon (Diospyros kaki) varieties for a chip-style product (abstract) -
Woods, R., Lafond, S.I., Milczarek, R.R., Preece, J.E., Breksa III, A.P. 2016. Consumer evaluation of persimmon (Diospyros kaki) varieties for a chip-style product (abstract). Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting - Chicago, IL - July 16-19, 2016.
Citrus Research Board-sponsored review of the University of California Riverside citrus breeding -
Stover, E.W., Fazio, G., Forner-Giner, M., Mehlenbacher, S., Preece, J.E. 2016. Citrus Research Board-sponsored review of the University of California Riverside citrus breeding[abstract]. California Citrus Showcase. March 3, 2016, Visalia, California
Development of disease-resistant walnut rootstocks: Integration of conventional and genomic approaches (SCRI-match Year 3) -
Kluepfel, D.A., Leslie, C., Aradhya, M.K., Browne, G.T., Hasey, J., Pope, K., Mckenry, M., Westphal, A., Hackett, W., Bostock, R., Seybold, S., Dvorak, J., Luo, M., Coggeshall, M., Schlarbaum, S., Dandekar, A., Neale, D., Langley, C., Preece, J.E., Baumgartner, K. 2016. Development of disease-resistant walnut rootstocks: Integration of conventional and genomic approaches (SCRI-match Year 3). Walnut Research Conference. Walnut Research Reports 2015: 87-91.
Hybridization of cultivated Vitis vinifera with wild V. californica and V. girdiana in California Reprint Icon -
Dangl, G.S., Mendum, M., Yang, J., Walker, A.M., Preece, J.E. 2015. Hybridization of cultivated Vitis vinifera with wild V. californica and V. girdiana in California. Ecology and Evolution. 5(23):5671-5684. doi: 10.1002/ece3.1797.
Relationship between humanity and plant natural resources – in the context of food and agriculture -
Hummer, K.E., Volk, G.M., Preece, J.E. 2016. Relationship between humanity and plant natural resources – in the context of food and agriculture. Foreign Agriculture Organization Proceedings. Humanity and Plant Genetic Resources: Fruits through the Ages. p. 274-308.
Physicochemical properties and aroma volatile profiles in a diverse collection of California-grown pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) germplasm -
Beaulieu, J.C., Lloyd, S.W., Preece, J.E., Moersfelder, J.W., Stein-Chisholm, R., Obando-Ulloa, J.M. 2015. Physicochemical properties and aroma volatile profiles in a diverse collection of California-grown pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) germplasm. Food Chemistry. 181:354-364.
Detection and genetic diversity of Grapevine red blotch-associated virus isolates in table grape accessions in the National Clonal Germplasm Repository in California Reprint Icon -
Al Rwahnih, M., Rowhani, A., Golino, D., Islas, C., Preece, J.E., Sudarshana, M.R. 2015. Detection and genetic diversity of Grapevine red blotch-associated virus isolates in table grape accessions in the National Clonal Germplasm Repository in California. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology. 37:130-135.
Genetic conservation, characterization and utilization of wild relatives of fruit and nut crops at the USDA Germplasm Repository in Davis, California Reprint Icon -
Aradhya, M.K., Preece, J.E., Kluepfel, D.A. 2015. Genetic conservation, characterization and utilization of wild relatives of fruit and nut crops at the USDA Germplasm Repository in Davis, California. Acta Horticulturae. 1074:95-104.
Luther Burbank's contributions to walnuts Reprint Icon -
Preece, J.E., Mcgranahan, G. 2015. Luther Burbank's contributions to walnuts. HortScience. 50:201-204.
Managing nut genetic resources under disease threat -
Hummer, K.E., Postman, J.D., Preece, J.E. 2015. Managing nut genetic resources under disease threat. Acta Horticulturae. 1070:193-200.
Propagation of almond rootstocks and trees -
2014 update of the field evaluation of new and underutilized fig cultivars for fresh and dired markets -
Preece, J.E., Garrison, H.G., Aradhya, M.K., Ferguson, L., Crisosto, C., Norton, M. 2014. 2014 update of the field evaluation of new and underutilized fig cultivars for fresh and dired markets. Meeting Proceedings. California Walnut Board. Tab 5:1-6.
Evaluation of antioxidant activity, sugar composition, and flow packaging potential for california dried and fresh figs -
Crisosto, C., Preece, J.E., Crisosto, G., Chan, H. 2014. Evaluation of antioxidant activity, sugar composition, and flow packaging potential for california dried and fresh figs. Meeting Proceedings. Vol.2013-2014, 1:1-3.
Register of new fruit and nut cultivars list 47 -
Gasic, K., Preece, J.E. 2014. Register of new fruit and nut cultivars list 47. HortScience. 49(4):396-421.
Multiple loss-of-function 5-O-Glucosyltransferase alleles revealed in Vitis vinifera, but not in other Vitis species -
Development of disease-resistant walnut rootstocks: Integration of conventional and genomic approaches -
Kluepfel, D.A., Browne, G.T., Mckenry, M., Hasey, J., Leslie, C., Aradhya, M.K., Hackett, W., Preece, J.E., Bostock, R., Seybold, S. 2014. Development of disease-resistant walnut rootstocks: Integration of conventional and genomic approaches. Walnut Research Conference. 77-87.
Luther Burbank's contributions to walnuts -
Effects of ventilation and sucrose concentrations on the growth and plantlet anatomy of micropropagated persian walnut plants -
Hassankhah, A., Vahdati, K., Lotfi, M., Mirmasoumi, M., Preece, J.E., Assareh, M. 2014. Effects of ventilation and sucrose concentrations on the growth and plantlet anatomy of micropropagated persian walnut plants. International Journal of Horticultural Science. 1(2):111-120.
Field evaluation of new and underutilized fig cultivars for fresh and dried markets Reprint Icon -
Preece, J.E., Garrison, H.G., Aradhya, M.K., Ferguson, L., Crisosto, C., Norton, M. 2013. Field evaluation of new and underutilized fig cultivars for fresh and dried markets. Meeting Proceedings. Vol 1:tab 6, 1-3.
Cloning: plants – micropropagation/tissue culture -
The Prunus collection at the National Clonal Germplasm Repository in Davis, California -
Preece, J.E., Aradhya, M.K. 2013. The Prunus collection at the National Clonal Germplasm Repository in Davis, California. Acta Horticulturae. 985:47-54.
Genetic diversity, structure and differentiation within and between cultivated (Vitis vinifera L. ssp. sativa) and wild (Vitis vinifera L. ssp. sylvestris) grapes Reprint Icon -
Zudunic, G., Preece, J.E., Aradhya, M.K., Velasco, D., Pitcher, A.M., Dangl, G.S. 2013. Genetic diversity, structure and differentiation within and between cultivated (Vitis vinifera L. ssp. sativa) and wild (Vitis vinifera L. ssp. sylvestris) grapes. Vitis. 52(1):29-32.
Genetic diversity, structure, and patterns of differentiation in the genus Vitis Reprint Icon -
Aradhya, M.K., Wang, Y., Walker, M.A., Prins, B.H., Pitcher, A.M., Velasco, D., Gerrath, J.M., Dangl, G.S., Preece, J.E. 2012. Genetic diversity, structure, and patterns of differentiation in the genus Vitis. Plant Systematics and Evolution. 299(2):317-330.
Genetic diversity, structure, and patterns of differentiation in the genus vitis -
Aradhya, M.K., Wang, Y., Walker, M., Prins, B.H., Pitcher, A.M., Velasco, D., Gerrath, J., Dangl, G., Preece, J.E. 2012. Genetic diversity, structure, and patterns of differentiation in the genus vitis. Plant Systematics and Evolution. 299:317-330.
Content of different groups of phenolic compounds in microshoots of Juglans regia cultivars and studies on antioxidant activity -
Cheniany, M., Ebrahimzadeh, H., Vahdati, K., Preece, J.E., Masoudinejad, A., Mirmasoumi, M. 2012. Content of different groups of phenolic compounds in microshoots of Juglans regia cultivars and studies on antioxidant activity. In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology - Plants. 1-8.
Chilling and chipping influence plant growth and reproduction of star-of-Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum) -
Johanning, N.R., Preece, J.E., Young, B.G. 2012. Chilling and chipping influence plant growth and reproduction of star-of-Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum). Journal of Invasive Plant Science and Management. doi.org/10.1614/IPSM-D-12-00004.1.
Evaluation of the phytosanitary status of the prunus species in the national clonal germplasm repository in california; survey of viruses, viroids and phytoplasmas -
Osman, F., Rwahnih, M., Golino, D., Pitman, T., Cordero, F., Preece, J.E., Rowhani, A. 2012. Evaluation of the phytosanitary status of the prunus species in the national clonal germplasm repository in california; survey of viruses, viroids and phytoplasmas. Journal of Plant Pathology. 94(1):249-253.
The role of plant propagation at clonal genebanks -
Preece, J.E. 2013. The role of plant propagation at clonal genebanks. Acta Horticulturae. 988:107-114.
Research on wild relatives of fruit and nut crops at the Davis repository -
Aradhya, M.K., Preece, J.E. 2012. Research on wild relatives of fruit and nut crops at the Davis repository. Acta Horticulturae. 948:19-32.
Regeneration systems for pyramiding disease resistance into walnut rootstocks -
Preece, J.E., Vahdati, K., Compton, P., Ibanez, A., Tran, Q., Gunawan, D., Duggal, A., Leslie, C., Tricoli, D., Dandekar, A. 2012. Regeneration systems for pyramiding disease resistance into walnut rootstocks. Walnut Research Conference. 57-64.
Clonal propagation of walnut rootstock genotypes for genetic improvement 2011 -
Clonal propagation of walnut rootstock genotypes for genetic improvement 2011. Walnut Research Conference. 2011:103-128.
Phenotypic comparisons between wild relatives and cultivars of kiwifruit, persimmon, mulberry, and olive at the National Clonal Germplasm Repository, Davis, CA -
Preece, J.E., Smith, J.L. 2012. Phenotypic comparisons between wild relatives and cultivars of kiwifruit, persimmon, mulberry, and olive at the National Clonal Germplasm Repository, Davis, CA. Acta Horticulturae. 948:175-180.
Somatic embryogenesis in immature cotyledons of Manchurian ash (Fraxinus mandshurica Rupr.) -
Kong, D. 2011. Somatic embryogenesis in immature cotyledons of Manchurian ash (Fraxinus mandshurica Rupr.). Plant Cell Tissue And Organ Culture. 108:485-492.
Micropropagation in stationay liquid media Reprint Icon -
Preece, J.E. 2011. Micropropagation in stationay liquid media. Propagation of Ornamental Plants. 10(4):183-187.
Factors associated with the mother bulb of star-of-bethlehem that influence daughter bulb production -
Efficiencies in alginate encapsulation of vegetative explants Reprint Icon -
George, L.J., Preece, J.E. 2010. Efficiencies in Alginate Encapsulation of Vegetative Explants. HortScience. 45(8):S163
Acclimatization of plantlets from in vitro to the ambient environment Reprint Icon -
Preece, J.E. 2010. Acclimatization of plantlets from in vitro to the ambient environment. Wiley Encyclopedia of Industrial Biotechnology. DOI:10.1002/9780470054581.eib593 p. 1-9.